Tottenham takeover: Pundit 'sure' of '£3billion' sale as 'big' Daniel Levy claim made
Frank McAvennie has claimed Daniel Levy will still want to be a “big part” of Tottenham even if it is sold to new owners.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker understands the interest in Spurs given their “magnificent” stadium.
MSP Capital, a private equity firm fronted by Iranian-American financier Jahm Najafi, is believed to be working on a £3.1bn offer to buy the London club in full.
Chelsea and Newcastle have already seen changes in ownership recently and Man United are also being tipped for a takeover.
But, according to the Evening Standard (20 February), chairman Levy and owner Joe Lewis are undecided as to whether they want to listen to offers for the whole club, sell a minority stake or remain in complete control.
The Lilywhites are currently fourth in the Premier League after defeating Chelsea 2-0 in Sunday (26 February).
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McAvennie isn’t surprised by the fiugres suggested for the sale of the club.
“With the new stadium they are talking about £2-3billion and I can see why people are interested in Tottenham,” he told Football Insider.
“The stadium is magnificent. All of a sudden they are doing well for a couple of games and people are talking about billions.
“If it was my money I would not go through Daniel Levy because he will still want to be a big part of it whereas new owners might want a clean sweep. If it happens it happens but it will be for £2-3bn that is for sure.“
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